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Old 10-20-2014, 13:48   #1
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Why doesn't Glock make a .22LR pistol?

Yeah, they are a military/LEO handgun, I get it.

Yeah, I know there are conversion kits.

But why not make a plinker? I would think there would be a big market for it.
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Old 10-20-2014, 13:52   #2
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Even if they made it to look like a 17, i would require a completely different mechanical operation to work with .22 LR. That means all new design and tooling. Considering Glock's market, it probably doesn't make much business sense. To make more money they have to expand and take risk, which they don't need to stay profitable and dominant in their current market.
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Old 10-20-2014, 14:14   #3
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Because there isn't yet a .22 GAP cartridge.

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Old 10-20-2014, 14:24   #4
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Because Gaston doesn't want to. Regardless of manufacturing re-tooling, I am sure they could rebrand an AA (or another 3rd party) complete slide and have both sides come out ahead in the deal. It just doesn't seem to be something Glock Inc cares about.
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Old 10-20-2014, 14:48   #5
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Size like 19 with triple stack 30 round magazine
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Old 10-20-2014, 15:10   #6
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Size like 19 with triple stack 30 round magazine
Oh, a Kel-Tec PMR 30...it's been done.

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Old 10-20-2014, 15:20   #7
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Price point for one.

As Bren already stated, re-tooling for the dimensions and physics of the little rimfire round could prove to be quite counter-productive (money-wise).

Sure, slap a alloy slide on a Glock-looking auto may appeal to some but I see no reason for Glock, Inc. to journey into the dark world of Umarex, ATI, SIG Mosquito, Walther P22, etc. in attempting to offer yet ANOTHER mediocre (quality-wise) rimfire.

The "late to the party" 42 aside, I don't see Glock trying to re-invent the .22 rimfire wheel.

Want a quality .22 auto? There are 1000's upon 1000's of Ruger MK II's on the market for around $300 (used) that are superb and proven (a little heavy, perhaps) rimfire autos.
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Oh, a Kel-Tec PMR 30...it's been done.

PMR 30 has a triple stack Magazine ?
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Old 10-20-2014, 16:33   #9
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Because there isn't yet a .22 GAP cartridge.

LOL. Yeah, no kidding.

I wonder how long the GAP round will continue to exist. Do manufacturers really make much money producing them? I wonder how many GAP rounds are even shot every year. Or how many GAP chambered Glocks are sold every year.
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